Urbana Park District – StudyUrbana, IL
The Urbana Park District Board of Commissioners committed to replacing Crystal Lake Park Pool through the passage of a property tax referendum. With broad community support, the first step was to create a concept plan to estimate construction and operating costs of the pool and bathhouse footprint with its desired amenities. Staff and citizens worked together in studying other pools in operation to see how their amenities would best suit the citizens of the Urbana Park District. Counsilman-Hunsaker, in partnership with Ratio Architects, assisted the Urbana Park District in the collection and evaluation of data and gathering community input. The team developed multiple concepts and analyzed financial impacts to act as a guide for the replacement of Crystal Lake Pool.
Pleased with the results from the study, the park district retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Ratio Architects to design a new $7.2 million outdoor aquatic center with amenities such as a 25-yard competition pool, children’s pool, leisure pool, slide plunge pool and a separate water sprayground.